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Politics Jul 22U.S. imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses
The Biden administration has unveiled new sanctions against a Cuban official and government entity it says was involved in human rights abuses during a government crackdown on protests on the island earlier this month.
Nation Jul 22Biden says getting a COVID-19 vaccine is ‘gigantically important’
Biden said the public health crisis has turned largely into a plight of the unvaccinated as the spread of the delta variant has led to a surge in infections around the country.
Economy Jul 21WATCH: Biden aims to sell economic agenda in Cincinnati trip
President Joe Biden is expected to speak Wednesday about his plan to create union jobs.
World Jul 19WATCH: Biden hosts Jordan’s king amid tough choices in Mideast
Biden praised King Abdullah II of Jordan as a stalwart ally in a “tough neighborhood” as the two leaders huddled at the White House, a meeting that came at a pivotal moment for both leaders in the Middle East.
Politics Jul 15WATCH: Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold joint press conference
Merkel, who had a famously difficult relationship with former President Donald Trump, showed her ease and familiarity with Biden, who has long been a fixture in international politics, repeatedly referring to him as "Dear Joe.”…
Nation Jul 12WATCH: Biden calls Cuba protests a ‘call for freedom’ during meeting on gun violence
President Joe Biden on Monday called protests in Cuba “remarkable" and a “clarion call for freedom,” praising thousands of Cubans who took the streets to protest food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis.
Politics Jul 09WATCH: Biden signs competition order targeting big business
The order includes calls for banning or limiting noncompete agreements to help boost wages and for allowing rule changes that would pave the way for hearing aids to be sold over the counter at drugstores, among other things.
World Jul 08WATCH: Biden says U.S. war in Afghanistan will end August 31
President Joe Biden is expected to give a policy speech Thursday about Afghanistan, as American troops plan to fully withdraw from the country by September 11.
Nation Jun 30Biden raising federal pay to fight wildfires
The Biden administration says it is hiring more federal firefighters — and immediately raising their pay — as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a severe drought that's setting the stage for another destructive summer of intense…
Politics Jun 30WATCH: Biden announces pay raises for federal firefighters
President Joe Biden announced the moves during a virtual meeting with governors from Western states and as a huge swath of the Pacific Northwest endures one of the worst heat waves in recent memory.